Audit and Compliance Coordinator – Great Lakes – CARE – Rwanda
- Kigali, Kigali City, Rwanda
- Catégorie de l'Offre: Ressources humaines
- Date de l'offre:19 Mai 2017
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Description du Poste
Rationale of the position at the Regional Level
Size of the Region and Country Offices (COs) lack internal auditors; the Region has 12 country offices of which 5 country offices have no internal auditors. Currently these countries are support by Regional Audit and compliance coordinator or borrowed CO Internal auditors who are also hard to get. Therefore, these countries end up getting insufficient support from the Regional Office.
The Great lakes sub region has 4 countries two of which have no Internal Auditors and 1 Country is likely to eliminate the position soon. This role will support in ensuring there is continued support to the countries on audit & compliance issues.
In addition to the two reasons above, the recent audits have proven that issues that need to be addressed quickly and monitored going forward in the Great Lakes sub region. This will not be easy without support of the audit and compliance function that works very closely with Country offices.
Based on the reasons above and ensuring synergy with other program support areas to the sub region, the established Audit and Compliance Coordinator – Great Lakes position will continue to be part of the Regional office team reporting to the Regional Audit and compliance coordinator. S/he will collaborate closely with Managing Deputy Regional Director – Great Lakes and Country Directors of Uganda, Burundi, Rwanda and DRC
The Audit and Compliance Coordinator – Great Lakes (ACC-GL) will primarily be responsible for providing independent assurance and consulting services that improve operations at the Great Lakes sub region the ACC-GL helps the Great Lakes COs accomplish their objectives by evaluating, in a systematic and disciplined way the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance. Determine compliance with selected policies, procedures, donor requirement as well as local laws and regulations. Perform special investigations as requested. Make written recommendations to the COs that will increase efficiency and/or effectiveness of the control systems of functions reviewed.
The Audit and Compliance Coordinator – Great Lakes (ACC-GL) will ensures that compliance matters are appropriately considered throughout the sub region. Additionally, She/he will liaise with CO offices teams, including Internal Audit, Finance, Human Resources, Administration, Procurement and IT, to identify and remediate organizational gaps identified during compliance audits and assessments as well as ensuring internal processes and policies relating to compliance are instituted, understood, and maintained.
Duties & Responsibilities
1. Prepare compliance activities short and long-term plans and annual budgets for the compliance activities. Undertake the comprehensive compliance activity of the Sub region and specific Country Offices. Based on the same conduct focused compliance audits on topics of concern.
2. Identify potential areas of compliance vulnerability and risk; develop / implement corrective action plans for resolution of problematic issues; and provide guidance and advice on how to prevent or address similar situations in the future
3. Understand the root cause of risk at a granular level and provide crisp and precise guidance to the organization regarding the execution of compliant business practices and activities;
4. Ensure that the COs Senior Management and MDRD-Great Lakes are immediately notified of concerns or reports of violations relating to accounting, internal controls, auditing, regulatory, or financial matters; violations relating to members of senior management; or violations of any of the policies that are designed to ensure that the CARE operates in an ethical manner;
5. Propose changes in the policies and procedures for the general operation of the Compliance Program and its related activities to prevent illegal or improper conduct;
6. Develop training and education programs for internal policies, donor requirements and applicable government laws and regulations changes and topics identified as potential risk areas.
7. Ensure the Internal Audit charter is current and relevant in view of any significant changes in the organization and in The IIA’s International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing (Standards).
8. Prepare risk based semi-annual audit plan and budget, discuss with the RACC and MDRD-Great Lakes and facilitate the Audit Committee.
9. Undertake the comprehensive Internal audit activity of the Country Offices and its funded programs; and systematic document the audit evidence.
10. Provide appropriate recommendations to ensure the country office compliance with legally and ethically bounded internal and external regulations.
11. Prepares and shares with the RACC and MDRD-Great Lakes the quarterly reports on the COs significant risks, compliance and management issues and makes recommendations for appropriate action.
12. Follow up or/and assist in implementation of the Internal and External auditors recommendations.
13. Support the CARE USA Internal Audit and other external audit engagement and monitor Country Offices compliance obligations with the CARE USA policies and statutory obligations with ABC government;
14. Keeps abreast in changes of audit regulations (e.g. the current consolidation of circulars) of donors and advices the management accordingly
15. Evaluate and contribute to the improvement of risk management, control and governance process in the following areas; Compliance with internal policies and external regulations, Accomplishment of operational objectives, Reliability and integrity of information, Efficiency of processes,Safeguarding assets from loss and misuse.
1. Ideal candidate should have a minimum of university degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Economics or equivalent.
2. At least five (5) years experience in internal or external audit.
3. A minimum of 5-7 years’ experience in either audit, accounting, financial analysis, operations, or information systems.
4. Fluency (if needed) in at least one key language relevant to the region.
5. Knowledge of internal control systems and risk management.
6. Basic knowledge of information technology and related internal control systems.
7. Basic knowledge of fraud auditing and investigation.
8. Strong oral and written communications skills.
9. Coaching and mentoring skills.
10. Knowledge of policies, regulations, reporting formats & cultures of CARE’s principle donors, including USAID, EC & DFID.
11. Facilitation skills to conduct training sessions for small, medium and large sized groups.
Comment postulerInterested candidates who meet the above criteria are encouraged of to send their application letters and detailed CV to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 2, 2017. Applicants are required to indicate the position title on the subject line of the email when applying. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. CARE is an equal opportunity employer promoting gender, equity and diversity. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
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